About the film

Unexpected tragedy brings an African-American widower face-to-face with his estranged mother-in-law in rural Maine.

About the team

Maris Curran (Writer/Director/Producer)’s Five Nights in Maine participated in IFP’s No Borders International Coproduction Market, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and was selected as one of ten international projects to develop at the Cine Qua Non Writers Lab in Mexico. She has exhibited her short films and videos internationally at galleries and film festivals and works as a commercial Producer, producing documentaries, music videos and broadcast spots. Maris uses film to delve into the drama of the everyday, to tell stories that take on challenging issues such as race, disability, illness and sexuality. She graduated from Smith College, the Whitney Independent Study Program and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received a Princess Grace Award for her thesis film.

Five Nights in Maine is a Cinereach grantee.

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